| Event type

Giant Slalom, Women

Date14 February 1952 — 13:00
Participants45 from 15 countries
Course SetterUNK
DetailsGates: 59
Length: 1200 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 400 m

The women’s giant slalom made its Olympic début with this event, the first Alpine event at the 1952 Winter Olympics. It was contested as a single run, as was the men’s, and the women would not have two runs in the giant slalom at the Olympics until 1980. At the 1950 World Championships the winner was Austrian Dagmar Rom with her teammate, Trude Jochum-Beiser, who would win the downhill in Oslo, placing second in Aspen. But the winner by a large margin in Oslo was Andrea Mead-Lawrence, who would add a second gold medal in the slalom a few days later. Rom placed second, but Jochum-Beiser struggled to a tie for 11th. The bronze medalist was Germany’s Mirl Buchner, who would win three Alpine medals in Oslo – bronze in slalom and giant slalom, and silver in the downhill. Rom later had a minor career as an Austrian actress in films.

14Andrea Mead-LawrenceUSA2:06.8Gold
29Dagmar RomAUT2:09.0Silver
38Mirl BuchnerGER2:10.0Bronze
418Trude KleckerAUT2:11.4
528Katy RodolphUSA2:11.7
67Borghild NiskinNOR2:11.9
72Celina SeghiITA2:12.5
815Ossi ReichertGER2:13.2
91Rhoda Wurtele-EavesCAN2:14.0
1020Marianne SeltsamGER2:14.1
=1113Jacqueline MartelFRA2:14.3
=115Trude Jochum-BeiserAUT2:14.3
1311Andrée BermondFRA2:15.2
1417Evi LanigGER2:15.6
1529Imogene OptonUSA2:15.8
166Ida SchöpferSUI2:16.6
1712Erika MahringerAUT2:16.8
1830Margit HvammenNOR2:17.7
1934Marysette AgnelFRA2:18.0
2019Giuliana MinuzzoITA2:18.2
213Sarah ThomassonSWE2:18.4
2210Jannette BurrUSA2:19.2
2333Rosemarie SchutzCAN2:19.7
2435Hilary LaingGBR2:20.7
2531Idly WalpothSUI2:20.8
2626Kerstin AhlqvistSWE2:21.4
2740Lucile WheelerCAN2:22.2
2827Sheena MackintoshGBR2:22.5
2932Silvia GlatthardSUI2:23.1
3023Joanne HewsonCAN2:23.9
3137Ana María DellaiARG2:29.7
3241Ingrid EnglundSWE2:29.9
3339Dagny JørgensenNOR2:31.1
3445Teresa KodelskaPOL2:32.6
3522Tull GasmannNOR2:34.3
3643Fiona CampbellGBR2:39.8
3742Ildikó SzendrődiHUN2:41.7
3844Vora MackintoshGBR2:57.1
3947Annette JohnsonNZL2:57.7
4046Grietje Prajoux-BoumaNED3:31.0
DQ14Barbara GrocholskaPOL
DQ16Margareta JacobssonSWE
DQ21Madeleine BerthodSUI[2:29.0]
DQ25Maria Grazia MarchelliITA
DQ36Maria KowalskaPOL